Identifies when an attempt was made to restore an RDS Snapshot. Snapshots are sometimes shared by threat actors in order to exfiltrate bulk data. If the permissions were modified, verify if the snapshot was shared with an unauthorized or unexpected AWS account.
Rule type: query
Risk score: 47
Runs every: 5 minutes
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- Continuous Monitoring
- Asset Visibility
Version: 2 (version history)
Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.16.0
Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 8.0.0
Rule authors: Austin Songer
Rule license: Elastic License v2
Restoring snapshots may be done by a system or network administrator. Verify whether the user identity, user agent, and/or hostname should be making changes in your environment. Snapshot restoration from unfamiliar users or hosts should be investigated. If known behavior is causing false positives, it can be exempted from the rule.
## Config The AWS Fleet integration, Filebeat module, or similarly structured data is required to be compatible with this rule.
event.dataset:aws.cloudtrail and event.provider:rds.amazonaws.com and event.action:RestoreDBInstanceFromDBSnapshot and event.outcome:success
Framework: MITRE ATT&CKTM
- Name: Exfiltration
- ID: TA0010
- Reference URL: https://attack.mitre.org/tactics/TA0010/
- Version 2 (8.0.0 release)
- Formatting only